April 28th, 2019 | by Kurt Lowder
Disclaimer: I have been hesitating whether to write this article for some months now. I am not an engineer. I am an environmental advocate and avid cleantech follower. I had really hoped an engineer would cover this story, but I have not seen an article that covers this aspect of Tesla's technology. (I could have missed it.)
April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Munro & Associates in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is in the business of taking cars apart. The company’s teardown reports reveal the juicy details of every single component — how they work, where they came from, and how much they cost. Automakers pay sizable sums for these reports, in order to figure out what their competitors are up to. Sandy Munro’s 2018 teardown of a Tesla Model 3 delivered some important insights into the California carmaker’s strengths and weaknesses. What about other electric cars
April 6th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
The weekly Autoline show from the Detroit area recently invited Sandy Munro back to talk about Tesla in China. Munro was once one of Tesla's most ardent skeptics, when he famously compared the Model 3 build quality to a "Kia from the '90s." After spending some more time tearing down the Model 3 and learning more about it, Sandy warmed to the company and had much more complimentary things to say about the company, including calling the Model 3 electronics "Like a Symphony of Engineering."
October 23rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Sandy Munro and his team at Munro and Associates have been tearing cars down for decades. As legacy gas and diesel powertrains are being replaced by electrified versions and new electric car companies continue to sprout (seemingly every other day), Munro and Associates are putting their experience to work tearing down the latest and greatest electric cars
September 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
CleanTechnica's Maarten Vinkhuyzen recently took a deep dive into a UBS report about the Tesla Model 3. The finding was that the report demonstrated tremendous ignorance at best or intentionally misleading nonsense at worst
February 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Munro & Associates is a competitive benchmarking company that tears things apart to see how they are made. CEO Sandy Munro says the build quality of the Tesla Model 3 is equivalent to Kias from the 1990's. Ouch!